Detailed guide: Local COVID alert level: very high (Lancashire)

Lancashire is in local COVID alert level: very high.Local COVID alert level: very high is for areas with a very high level of infections and where tighter restrictions are in place. Local COVID alert levels are sometimes called tiers or known as a local lockdown.The restrictions placed on areas with a very high level of infections can vary, and are based on discussions between central and local government on the package of measures required to drive down transmission.Affected local areasThe following locations are covered by this additional guidance:Blackpool Blackburn with Darwen Burnley Chorley Fylde Hyndburn Lancaster Pendle Preston Ribble Valley Rossendale South Ribble West Lancashire WyreBusiness and venuesLancashire…

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Detailed guide: Full list of local COVID alert levels by area

Published 12 October 2020 Last updated 16 October 2020 +show all updates 16 October 2020Added that Lancashire will move to local COVID alert area: very high from 17 October. 15 October 2020Added new local areas to the local COVID alert level: high list. 12 October 2020First published. Source link

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Detailed guide: North East of England: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in the North East of England. The government and the relevant local authorities are working together to control the spread of the virus.Restrictions and guidance apply to the specified areas below.Affected local areasDurham (County Council area) Gateshead (Metropolitan Borough Council area) Newcastle (City Council area) Northumberland (County Council area) North Tyneside (Metropolitan District Council area) South Tyneside (Metropolitan District Council area) Sunderland (City Council area)From 3 October, the additional local restrictions outlined in this guidance will apply to the following areas (until that time, the national restrictions still apply):Hartlepool (Borough Council area) Middlesbrough (Borough Council area)Business and venue closuresThe following…

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Detailed guide: Lancashire, Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Lancashire, Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus.Restrictions apply to the specified areas below.Affected local areasBlackburn with Darwen Borough Council area, with additional guidance and support applying in the following wards: Audley & Queens Park Bastwell & Daisyfield Billinge & Beardwood Blackburn Central Little Harwood & Whitebirk Roe Lee Shear Brow & Corporation Park Wensley Fold Blackpool Council area Burnley Borough Council area Chorley Borough Council area Fylde Borough Council area Hyndburn Borough Council area Lancaster City Council area Pendle Borough Council area,…

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Detailed guide: Merseyside, Halton and Warrington: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Merseyside, Halton and Warrington. The government and the relevant local authorities are working together to control the spread of the virus.Restrictions and guidance apply to the specified areas below.Affected local areasFrom 3 October, the restrictions outlined in this guidance apply to the following areas:Halton Borough Council area Knowsley Metropolitan District Council area Liverpool City Council area Sefton Borough Council area St Helens Borough Council area Warrington Borough Council area Wirral Metropolitan District Council areaBusiness and venue closuresThe following businesses and venues must remain closed nationally, including in the affected local areas:nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques sexual entertainment venues and…

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Detailed guide: Greater Manchester: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Greater Manchester. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus.Affected local areasGreater Manchester: City of Manchester Trafford Bury Tameside Rochdale Salford Oldham Stockport Wigan Bolton will align to the restrictions for the rest of Greater Manchester from 3 October.Business and venue closures and restrictionsThe following businesses and venues must remain closed nationally, including in the affected areas:nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques sexual entertainment venues and hostess barsEarly business closuresAcross England, the following businesses and venues must close from 10pm to 5am each day except to deliver food or drinks…

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Detailed guide: Bolton: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Bolton. The government and the relevant local authorities are working together to control the spread of the virus.Restrictions and guidance apply to the specified areas below.Affected local areasBolton (Metropolitan Borough Council)From midnight 3 October (Saturday morning), Bolton will be brought into line with restrictions for the rest of Greater Manchester. Until that time, the current measures outlined in this guidance still apply.Please see the guidance covering Greater Manchester, which sets out what restrictions will apply in Bolton from 3 October.Local restrictionsBusiness and venue closuresThe following businesses and venues must remain closed nationally, including in the affected local areas:nightclubs, dance…

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Detailed guide: Leicester: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Leicester City and the borough of Oadby and Wigston. The government and local authority are acting together to control the spread of the virus in Leicester and affected surrounding areas.Read the latest information from Leicester City Council.Affected local areasLeicester (city council area) Oadby and Wigston (borough council area)Business and venue closuresThe following businesses and venues must remain closed nationally, including in the affected local areas:nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques sexual entertainment venues and hostess barsFor England, including the areas affected in this guidance, hospitality venues must take reasonable steps to ensure that customers only consume food and drink while…

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Detailed guide: NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

NHS Test and Trace:provides testing for anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus to find out if they have the virus gets in touch with anyone who has had a positive test result to help them share information about any close recent contacts they have had alerts those contacts, where necessary, and notifies them they need to self-isolate to help stop the spread of the virusBy following instructions to self-isolate, people who have had close recent contact with someone with coronavirus will be protecting their family, friends, colleagues and other people around them, and will play a direct role in stopping the spread of the virus.See further information on…

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.Who can be testedAnyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.Once youve received a coronavirus home test kit, you must register it so that we can send your results to you.See the guidance below on testing for care home residents and workers.Employer referral for essential workersEmployers can refer essential workers for testing if they are self-isolating because either they or member(s) of their household have coronavirus symptoms.They can do this by uploading the…

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